Raft of charges after domestic incident
A 37-year-old man was arrested for two charges of threatening to kill, assault with intention to injure, cultivating cannabis and unlawfully possession of firearms after police were called in relation to a domestic incident at a Waharoa address. Police from Te Aroha and Morrinsville also came across to assist local police.
A 27- year- old man was arrested for assaulting a female after a domestic incident at a Firth St address. A 17-year-old man was arrested after failing to stop after he tried to flee in his vehicle.
A 35-year-old man was arrested on failing to appear.
A 26-year-old man was arrested for breach of bail conditions after he was found in a vehicle intoxicated in Matamata instead of being home on curfew. A 30-year-old female was processed for excess breath alcohol and charged with a third or subsequent offence after her van was seen crossing the centre line several times on SH 27. Police were appalled when she admitted she had been drinking and had decided to drive a van load of five other woman because she was the most sober. Police were also dealing with the burglary of Trac Bar where an offender used an umbrella to smash the window glass of the front door. The offender has been identified and charges are pending. Police were also called to a scene of a motorbike accident at the intersection of Tower Rd and Mangawhero Rd after a motorbike rider tried to take the roundabout at speed, hit the curb and was thrown 30 metres. The rider suffered head injuries and broke their femur. Police enquiries revealed the motorbike rider and their friend in a vehicle had been racing down Broadway. They were both from Whangamata. The vehicle driver was processed for excess breath alcohol and police suspect the motorbike rider’s blood test from Waikato Hospital will reveal they were also under the influence. Matamata Sport Centre was also burgled after an offender smashed the front door’s glass and got into the gym’s cash register. FIRE
A Matamata fire crew, as well as other crews from around the area, attended a chicken shed fire in Okauia.
A Matamata fire crew and tanker assisted the Tirau brigade with a house fire on Okororie Rd.
A Matamata fire crew responded to a cardiac arrest.
A Matamata tanker helped out the Tirau brigade with a scrub fire in Karapiro. A Matamata fire crew also responded to a car fire on Broadway.
A Matamata fire crew responded to a cardiac arrest on Lansdowne Rd. The local fire crew also assisted the police.
A Matamata fire crew assisted with lifting a medical patient.
A Matamata fire crew attended an accident between a car and a motorbike on Broadway. A local fire crew also responded to a cardiac arrest and assisted in a vehicle accident.